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History
Nguni stick-fighting (also known as donga, or dlala 'nduku, which literally translates as 'playing sticks') is a martial art traditionally practiced by teenage Nguni herdboys in South Africa.
Each combatant is armed with two long sticks, one of which is used for defense and the other for offense. Little armor is used. Although Nguni/Xhosa styles of fighting may use only two sticks, variations of Bantu/Nguni stick-fighting throughout Southern Africa incorporate shields as part of the stick-fighting weaponry. Zulu stick-fighting uses an isiquili or attacking stick, an uboko or defending stick and an izolihauw or defending shield.

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Style
The object is for two opposing warriors to fight each other to establish which of them is the strongest or the "Bull" (Inkunzi). In modern times this usually occurs as part of the wedding ceremony where warriors from the bridegroom's household and area welcome warriors from the bride's household and area to meet to "get to know each other", other groups of warriors may also be welcome to join in. Warriors do this by engaging in combat with one another. An "induna" or War Captain / Referee from each group of warriors keeps his crew in check and keeps order between fighters.
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Videography

The World: Intonga - Stick Fighting in South Africa

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South African Underground Stick-Fighting

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ZULU STICK FIGHTING (SOUTH AFRICA)

9:54

Nguni stick fighting

3:44

Stick fighting festival - Tribe - BBC

3:01

Beyond Survival with Les Stroud - Stick Fighting...

1:27

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